Unit 6 Speaking

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Unit 6: Exercise 1 In IELTS Speaking Part 3, the examiner checks your fluency and coherence. This means that you should try to speak without a lot of pauses or repetition, as well as talking about your ideas clearly and in a logical order. Match the descriptions with the explanations. to avoid hesitation to avoid repetition to be coherent to self-correct to speak at length to use connectives and discourse markers 1. use synonyms and paraphrases __________________________________ 2. use language which gives you time to think (e.g. ‘Let me think about that for a moment.’) ________________________________ 3. talk for a long time without stopping _________________________________ 4. use words and phrases which link ideas together _______________________________________ 5. change a wrong word / phrase immediately after saying it to the right word / phrase (e.g. ‘I think, I thought’) _________________________________ 6. organise and explain ideas clearly ______________________________ Unit 6: Exercise 2 Read the examiner’s questions and the student’s answers, looking at the words and phrases in bold. Then match the descriptions with the student’s answers. to avoid hesitation to avoid repetition to be coherent to self-correct to speak at length to use connectives and discourse markers 1. Examiner: Has your hometown changed much in recent years? Student: Actually, I would say that my village has remained the same in the last few years. _________________________________ 2. Examiner: What do you like most about your hometown? Student: I live in a village and the thing I like most is the tranquillity. I really enjoy walking by the river or in the woods, and I love taking photographs of the wildlife. _______________________________ 3. Examiner: Is your hometown a popular place for tourists to visit? Student: No, not really. Firstly, it isn’t near any big cities and secondly, there isn’t a train station or regular buses.______________________________________ 4. Examiner: Now, let’s go on to talk about sport. What’s your favourite sport? Student: Oh, I love Formula 1®. My favourite pilot – sorry, I mean driver – is Sebastian Vettel. __________________________________

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